Teaching and Learning

Vision Statement

This is a welcoming academy where everyone is valued in a safe, happy, healthy and nurturing environment.  It recognises and inspires excellence in achievement to develop the potential of each and every person who walks through its doors through high expectations, challenge and active learning, empowering them with the confidence for life-long learning and a readiness to play a positive role in their community.

To promote this vision, Green Lane strives to provide hands-on experiences that develop the skills and knowledge they require to make progress and reach their full potential.

Children at Green Lane Primary Academy are taught in single year group, mixed ability classes,in the care of their own Class Teacher who has responsibility for education, welfare and discipline. The Head of Academy has the overall responsibility for these areas within the academy.

Subject Organisation

The academy follows the Early Years Curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for children in Year 1 to Year 6. The National Curriculum comprises of twelve subjects.

The core subjects of reading and maths are taught using the Delta strategies of Whole Class Reading and Same Day Intervention Maths. Writing is taught using Talk for Writing incorporating Alan Peate sentences and the statutory requirements for grammar, punctuation and spelling.

All parents are encouraged to become involved in their child’s education and are given opportunities to do so at home and in the academy through open door lessons, GLAM finales and parents evenings.  There are frequent academy events which families can attend such as musical concerts, Christmas performances, end of year presentations, GLAM learning and bring a relative to lunch. We welcome parent and family volunteers, please contact the school office if you would like to volunteer.

Sex and Relationships Education

The AAB and staff have agreed a policy on Sex and Relationships education. Its main objective is to support our children through their physical, emotional and moral development by providing them with clear information and opportunities to relate to their wider world. The Curriculum for science includes learning about human growth and development.

Religious Education

Religious Education is incorporated into the topic work wherever possible, but separate provision is made when necessary.

Children who are withdrawn from religious education or assemblies will be supervised by a member of staff.

Collective Worship

Periods of collective worship are in the form of assemblies, which may be for the whole Academy, year groups or individual classes.

The wishes of parents who prefer their children to be withdrawn from religious worship will be respected.

Sport

Physical Education is taught as a subject throughout school in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum.

All children are given opportunities to extend their physical abilities and develop appropriate skills and attitudes. These will form the basis for future participation in sports.

The Academy also has a strong tradition of sporting team participation in a number of disciplines on the local, city and national level and proudly displays their achievements in a class case in the entrance of the academy. 

At all times, we endeavour to foster a love for learning while at the same time developing life skills.

The highly diverse curriculum engages pupils’ interests and develops their awareness of global, national and local cultures, beliefs, lifestyles and social circumstances. Ofsted- June 2009

Pupils’ achievement is outstanding in relation to their starting points so they reach above average standards in reading, writing and mathmatics. Ofsted- June 2009

Assessment

Teachers use formative and summative assessment to assess children's progress and attainment.

We use the Delta RAG document to assess pupil's against a set of statements for each year group based on the National Curriculum.

Assessment evidence is obtained from looking at pupil's work, test results and professional judgement. Summative tests are carried out at the end of each term but will be more frequent in Y2 and Y6 in preparations for SATs.

In EYFS assessment is made using short and long observations of the children's learning and by using an online EYFS profile - 2 Simple.

Year 1 are assessed on their phonics ability through a goverment test in June. 

KS1 tests will take place anytime during May.